Waswa Kinta Mosaic Collection

Kenya National Archives

Banana leaves have many uses in art and craft in Kenya, exemplified by these fine mosaics by Waswa Kinta and other artists. These mosaics show Kenyan historical figures such as Dedan Kimathi, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. Also in this collection is the iconic architecture of the Kenyatta International Conference Center and a portrait of The Late Murtala Muhammed was a former Nigeria Head of State born in June 1937 and assassinated February 1976.

INTRODUCTION
Banana leaves have many uses in art and craft in Kenya, exemplified by these fine mosaics by Waswa Kinta and other artists. These mosaics show Kenyan historical figures such as Dedan Kimathi, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. Also in this collection is the iconic architecture of the Kenyatta International Conference Center and a portrait of The Late Murtala Muhammed was a former Nigeria Head of State born in June 1937 and assassinated February 1976.
HISTORIC FIGURES
Wooden images of 4 of the most iconical leader of Kenya since the 1950s

Dedan Kimathi (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957) was a freedom fighter for Kenya's independence. He led the the Mau Mau warriors in the forests.

General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was a military ruler of Nigeria from 1975 until his assassination in 1976.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of Kenya, from 1964 to 1978.

Daniel Moi was the second and longest serving president of Kenya, from 1978 to 2002.

Kenyatta International Convention Centre
The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is located in the central business district of Nairobi. It is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events having 28 floors.

It’s only at the KICC that meetings with large numbers can take place. The facility boasts a conference room with a capacity of over 4000 delegates.

The KICC Helipad is the only one in Nairobi city and is located on the top tier of the tower.

Kenya National Archives
Credits: Story

Research and curation:
1. Martin K. Maitha
2. Magunga Williams Oduor, who runs Kenya's leading digital creative writing space (www.magunga.com)
3. Belva Digital team.

Photography: Bobbypall Photography (http://bobbypallphotography.co.ke/)

Text & Images:
Kenya National Archives
KICC Website: http://kicc.co.ke/about

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